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Weimar has a unique classical heritage and an air of elegance. Moreover this vibrant Thuringian town also knows its onions – and celebrates them with a big onion bash every October!
A little-known world of lakes and waterways lies pillowed in rolling agricultural land north of Berlin. A bit of adventure, a bit of history, and a lot of nature.
Much loved by locals and visitors alike, Leipzig is one of Germany’s best kept urban secrets
The backdrop to recent Hollywood blockbusters, the obscure east German town of Gorlitz is stepping back into the limelight, and deservedly so.
A new long-distance cycle route follows the former dividing line between east and west, and passes some uncomfortable souvenirs on its way.
How Berlin’s Ampelmann was first ostracised, then Ossi-fied. Now he’s the city’s very own (slightly tubby) superhero.
A carefully preserved fleet of paddlesteamers work the Elbe from Dresden, on routes that provide the basis for several scenic day trips.
The elevated S-Bahn train route across central Berlin still has a frisson of history about it, a shadow of east/west hostility, of ghost stations and of spies coming in from the cold.
Top secret no more: the Wall may be gone, but the Cold War bunkers and listening posts were built to last, and now accessible to all.
A devout man, his 95 Theses, some nails, and a church door. The man was Martin Luther, the church door was in Wittenberg, and the consequences were of worldwide significance.